This unit was developed for Project GUTS after-school clubs, using StarLogo Nova. It follows a 4-week introduction to basic programming and to concepts of complex adaptive systems.
This unit looks at a variety of different types of resources that are important to New Mexico, such as: water, the forest, grazing areas, air and land use. Questions that could be posed during this study include: How much should economics effect the management of the shared resource? How can all perspectives, including that of the ecosystem, be honored? How can be prevent the exploitation of a shared resource while still relying on it for income? A goal of this unit is for students to understand the interdependence of the different parts of a Shared Resource system. In order for the ecosystem to be healthy, there has to be a certain balance but as humans use one of a few of the resources in the ecosystem, a new balance will be achieved.
Week 5: Introduction to Shared Resources
Week 6: Rabbit Farm
Week 7: Feedback Loops
Week 8: Project Work
Week 9: Finish model and begin collecting data
Week 10: Analyze data and prepare for presentationLog in or register to view attachments and related links, and/or join the discussion